Wild Florida Blog

Why a Florida airboat ride will be the best thing you do during spring break

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 22, 2017 10:39:15 AM

As students across the nation crank out last minute homework assignments before starting their spring break, their parents are busy researching fun, unique family things to do that will make this year's spring break the best one yet. Of course, between Florida's pristine beaches and world-class attractions, it can be hard to choose what things your family should actually do during your trip. While both of those options are solid choices, you should know that there is definitely more to Florida than what you might read in a brochure. In this blog, we'll go over just a few reasons why #slothies, gator nuggets, and Florida airboat rides will make 2017 your family's best spring break yet.

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What you can do to protect the Everglades and its wildlife

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 16, 2017 10:23:51 AM

Did you know? The Florida Everglades covers 2 million acres and is home to over 350 species of wildlife. That’s a big chunk of our planet! Many animals depend on this National Park and it’s up to us to protect it. Although the Everglades is important for our wildlife, it impacts the residents of Florida, too! So, in honor of participating in National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Week, here are a few ways that you can help protect the Everglades and the animals that call it home.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Fish And Wildlife

Here's a foolproof plan for convincing your boss to take you on an Orlando airboat ride

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 10, 2017 5:45:02 PM

For many people, their days often look like this: Wake up. Go to the office. Check emails. Answer questions. Stare out the window. Repeat.

Did you get tired just from reading that? We sure did. While most employers worry about hard issues like deadlines, running a profitable business, and keeping customers happy, there are some other important factors employers often overlook, such as employee satisfaction and happiness. This can lead to a negative workplace culture and high turnover rates.

But we don't blame employers. It can be hard to figure out what the right formula is for keeping a happy team and a productive work environment, all while running a business. That's why we came up with a foolproof plan on how you can convince your boss to not just escape the office, but also increase your team's morale

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Gator and Wildlife Park, Company Retreat

5 of the WEIRDEST places gators have been found

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 8, 2017 2:22:43 PM

Although many people are familiar with alligators living in the Everglades, they're actually found all over Florida! After all, the Sunshine State was their stomping ground way before it belonged to humans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates that there are 5 million alligators spread out across the southeastern United States, and 1.3 million of those alligators call Florida home! For most gators in the south, they inhabit freshwater wetlands such as cypress swamps and marshes, but can sometimes be found in saltwater… or even in sewers! But don’t worry, these guys don’t prefer to be in these strange places. Just like humans, they prefer to live in the comfort of their own home and they don’t go out of their way to live elsewhere.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Alligators

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